DELTA, Pa. — Exelon Generation employees and the Exelon Foundation are donating more than $4.6 million to support charitable organizations in the communities around its power plants. Employees pledged more than $3.1 million to 849 different charities in their local communities this year. And for every dollar employees pledged, the Exelon Foundation donated 50 cents to their local United Way, bringing the total donation to more than $4.6 million.
At Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in Delta, PA., employees pledged $551,857 to local charities during this year’s Employee Giving Campaign. Organizations supported include the Delta Senior Center, York County Veterans Outreach, Mason-Dixon Community Services, American Red Cross of South-Central PA, Susquehanna Service Dogs, and Penn Manor School District Education Foundation.
“The support we receive from the generous employees of Peach Bottom is absolutely vital to Mason-Dixon Community Services’ ability to serve nearly 25,000 individuals each year,” said Cindy Abbott, executive director of Mason-Dixon Community Services. “We deeply value and count upon their partnership in helping our neighbors who are experiencing poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity.”
“We have strong bonds with the communities that surround our nuclear energy facilities,” said Bryan Hanson, Exelon Nuclear chief nuclear officer. “We believe strongly in investing where we live, work and serve.”
Exelon Generation employees have a long-standing tradition of supporting their communities, not just with their dollars, but also with their time. Through Nov. 30, 2019, Exelon Generation employees at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station volunteered more than 2,500 hours with charitable organizations in the local area.
Across Exelon Generation, employees volunteered 38,000 hours this year, which is equal to more than four years’ time. Projects supported workforce development programs, STEM education events, environmental causes, food pantries and veterans’ organizations, among many others.
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station is located on the west bank of the Conowingo Pond (Susquehanna River) in York County, Pa. The station is home to two nuclear reactors that power more than 2.7 million homes and businesses. Both reactors began commercial operation in 1974.